Outside Scholarships and Veterans Benefits

Outside Scholarships

The Springboard Foundation Scholarship

The Springboard Foundation, a non-profit affiliate of Springboard Consulting, is proud to award scholarships to full-time college students who have documented disabilities of any type deemed to be protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  The purpose of these scholarships are to encourage and increase the attendance of full-time college students who have documented disabilities, and provide increased opportunities for gainful employment. To apply, please see the application

Deadline: June 15, 2016

Amount: $1,500 - $2,500 

Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship and Summer Associate Position

Baker Donelson is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where the individual differences among us are understood, respected, appreciated, and recognized as sources of strength of the Firm. These qualities enrich the environment in which we work. With this in mind, Baker Donelson will again award three scholarships to diverse law students who will complete their first year of law school by June 2016. Recipients will be awarded a six-week, salaried 2L Summer Associate position for the summer of 2017 in one of our Firm’s offices. Additionally, each recipient will be awarded $10,000 which will be paid prior to the student's third year of law school to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses. To apply, please see the website. 

Deadline: June 17, 2016

Amount: $10,000

John Lewis King Scholarship Award

The San Bernardino County Bar Association is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted from qualified students for the John Lewis King Scholarship Award. This scholarship program was established to provide scholarship awards to students who have substantial contact with the County of San Bernardino and who are currently attending a California law school. The final selection of the award recipient will be based upon such factors as academic achievement, financial need, civic accomplishments, and employment history. A letter by each applicant setting forth these factors will be required along with a completed application form, and an official transcript of at least the last three years of academic work. It is anticipated that the finalists will be personally interviewed by the members of the scholarship committee. To apply, please see the application.

Deadline: July 13, 2016

Amount: $5,000

Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California Scholarship

Through its annual scholarship, VABANC recognizes students who have demonstrated a commitment to serving the needs of the Vietnamese-American and Vietnamese communities. Open to all currently enrolled law students, the scholarship is intended to provide assistance to students with their public interest or social justice goals. Priority will be given to those who have demonstrated a commitment to serving Vietnamese-American and/or Vietnamese communities in Northern California and to those who will be using the scholarship award to further their public interest or social justice work, either by pursuing post-graduate work or for a summer position. To apply, please see the application.

Deadline: July 17, 2016

Amount: $1,000

Fresno County Lawyers' Memorial Scholarship

Applicants must be a resident of Fresno County who is a law student in good standing of a school of law in California accredited by the State Bar of California; Students in law schools outside Fresno County are eligible so long as their permanent family residence address is in Fresno County, California.  Aplicant must have completed at lease one year of law school.  To apply, please see the application. 

Deadline: October 15, 2016

Amount: $1,000

The Expert Institute's 3rd Annual Legal Writing Scholarship

The Expert Institute is offering a $2,000 scholarship for the best legal blog post written by a law student on the topic of expert witnesses.To be considered for the scholarship, you must submit a 1,000 to 2,500 word blog-style article on the use of expert witnesses in litigation through the online submission portal.  For portal access and more information please see the website

Deadline: December 31, 2016

Amount: $2,000

Writing Competitions

Students can also win monetary prizes and a chance to be published through various writing competitions. Check the writing competitions web page for a list of opportunities.

Veterans Benefits

All School of Law programs are approved for veterans' benefits. Eligible students should contact their regional V.A. office.


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